OCTOBER 11 2017 Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Opens Kimberly Clark Family Fun Series

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo Opens Kimberly Clark Family Fun Series

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS, October 11, 2017 – Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, a pioneer of positive family hip-hop music or “kid hop”, is bringing his show to Walton Arts Center Friday, Oct., 27, 2017 at 7 pm.

Tickets are $9 for children and $15 for adults and can be purchased in-person at the Walton Arts Center Box Office, by calling 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. 

After more than a decade of national touring with well-known hip-hop and funk acts and sharing the stage with artists such as MOS DEF and Run DMC, 23 Skidoo’s daughter turned 5. So he decided to teach her how to rhyme and started the first hip-hop family act with his daughter, Saki aka MC Fireworks, and his wife, Brooke aka Bootysattva.

His music has an authentic feel that resonates from packed park jams in the South Bronx to sell-out shows at The Smithsonian. With an ongoing string of eight #1 hits on SiriusXM, glowing reviews from TIME, USA Today, People and NPR’s “All Things Considered”, rocking sets at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, LegoLand and the 2017 Grammy® Award for Best Children’s Album for Infinity Plus One, the Skidoo crew is spreading their wordplay far and wide.

Infinity Plus One takes kids into outer space with “Glimmer” about a moth that flies to the moon, and “Tastes Like Space” an exploration of the intergalactic destiny of Carl Sagan’s famous Gold Record. 23 Skidoo received a Grammy nomination in 2015 for The Perfect Quirk, a classic hip-hop album spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues and the occasional pirate shanty.

Skidoo continues to up the ante with new albums, more crewmembers and hotter stage shows. The current lineup features rapping, singing, sweet harmonies, Motown-inspired dance moves and classy purple suits.

Bringing together family and hip hop without compromising either one, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is truly the only music that will satisfy both the 5- and 15-year-olds, and still get the thumbs up from a 30-year-old rap aficionado.

“Nobody is making better ‘kid-hop’ than Secret Agent 23 Skidoo.” — NPR

“If not for the high-pitched roar of the crowd – and the fact that many of the fans are under 4 feet tall – this jamathon could easily be mistaken for any of the blissed-out shows I attended in my 20s.” — TIME magazine

For more information, visit www.waltonartscenter.org. 

Walton Arts Center is Arkansas’ largest and busiest performing arts presenter. Each year more than 195,000 people from Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and beyond attend more than 400 public events at Walton Arts Center, including performances, rehearsals, community gatherings, receptions, weddings and more. Approximately 45,000 students and teachers participate annually in arts learning programs at Walton Arts Center, and almost 200 volunteers donate 21,000 hours of time each year to its operations. Walton Arts Center presents entertainers and artists from around the world including Broadway musicals, renowned dance companies, international artists, up-and-coming jazz musicians and more. As a non-profit organization, Walton Arts Center enjoys the generous support of public sector funding, corporate sponsorship and private donors, allowing audience members to pay on average only 45% of the cost of programs offered. To learn more about Walton Arts Center, visit www.waltonartscenter.org.